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Why Should I Choose Orange County Public Schools?

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Our Grads are Admitted to Top Colleges and Universities

  • 132 graduating seniors in the Class of 2023 were named "Super Scholars" for being accepted into top-20 colleges and universities or U.S. service academies as ranked by U.S. News and World Report
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Our Students Can Customize Their Education

  • Specialized magnets at 29 schools; 41 programs including aviation/aerospace, culinary arts, digital media and gaming, medical careers, STEM, visual and performing arts and more!

  • Get a complete list of magnet programs.

  • With dual-enrollment classes, students can earn college credit - even an Associate's degree - while still in high school.

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Rigorous Classes Create Infinite Options

  • Advanced Placement classes are offered at 21 high schools.
  • Cambridge Advanced courses are offered at all 22 high schools.
  • The International Baccalaureate program is available at four high schools, and the Middle Years IB program is available at one middle school.
  • More than 5,000 OCPS teachers hold advanced degrees.
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Our School Facilities are Top Notch

  • OCPS has one of the most successful and widespread building programs in the country. Since 2003, 64 new schools have been built and 132 schools have been renovated, replaced, or upgraded. An additional 7 new schools are scheduled to be completed in the next five years.

  • Over $742 million is budgeted through Fiscal Year 2023 to build replacement, comprehensive renovation and relief schools. Get more information on the building program.

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We Have a Diverse Student Body

  • Prepares young people for success in college and the real world
  • Students in Orange County come from 209 countries and speak 168 different languages and dialects.
  • Research-based programs are available to prepare all students for success after high school.
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There are Activities for Everyone

  • Students have unlimited opportunities to discover what enriches their lives outside the classroom. From organized sports to the visual and performing arts and countless clubs, honor societies and organizations -- there's something for everyone.

  • Many of our high school bands and choruses have been invited to perform at national and international events, such as the Tournament of Roses, Macy's Thanksgiving Day and London's New Year's Day parades.
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It's Free!

  • It's not necessary to pay thousands of dollars in tuition to get a quality education. Orange County citizens showed their strong support of public education by approving the renewal of a 1 mill referendum a third time in August 2022 -- with 82% voter support -- which will help preserve academic programs, retain highly qualified teachers and protect arts, athletics and student activities.

  • Dare to compare OCPS and see for yourself.